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Authenticity of a Hadith about a river in Jannah

Question

I was wondering about the authenticity of the following Hadith.

في الجنة نهر يقال له الريان عليه مدينة من مرجان لها سبعون الف باب من ذهب وفضة لحامل القرآن

Jannah has a river called ‘Rayyan’ which has a city of coral with 70 000 doors made of gold and silver. All of this is reserved for the Hafiz of the Quran.

Answer

Imam Ibn ‘Asakir (rahimahullah) has recorded this in his Tarikh Dimashq, vol.57 pg.155 on the authority of Sayyiduna Anas (radiyallahu’anhu) with an extremely weak chain.

(See Ithafus Sadatil Muttaqin, vol.10 pg.533)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar